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Hardaway Jr. selected for Rising Stars

Tim Hardaway Jr. was selected to play in the rookies and sophomores BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star Weekend.

The Knicks rookie is one of 18 players selected to play in the game Friday, Feb. 14, in New Orleans. The two teams, consisting of nine rookies and sophomores mixed together, will be drafted from a pool by the NBA’s assistant coaches.

Hardaway Jr. is averaging 8.6 points and shooting 45.9 percent from the field, including 40.9 percent from behind the arc. He has scored in double figures in each of his past three games.